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A $1 per pack price increase in cigarettes recently signed into law will save lives, help people quit smoking and keep young people from starting.

This public policy win for health also includes taxing little cigars like cigarettes. Lawmakers who supported this effort should be applauded a change in state law that will help Oklahomans live longer healthier lives and help prevent Oklahoma kids from acquiring a nicotine addiction that could impact their developing brains and increase chances that they will become adult smokers.

Okarche, OK (April 13, 2018) – The Okarche School District was honored Friday by the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) for efforts to improve the health of students, faculty and staff.

Omega, OK (April 13, 2018) – The Lomega Public School District was honored Friday by the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) for efforts to improve health for students, faculty and staff.

OKLAHOMA CITY (March 30, 2018) -- The TSET Board of Directors on Thursday approved a grant with the state’s behavioral health system to reduce tobacco use and improve the overall health of Oklahomans seeking treatment for substance abuse.

OKLAHOMA CITY (March 29, 2017) -- The price increase on cigarettes signed by Gov. Mary Fallin on Thursday will save lives, help smokers quit and keep young people from starting smoking. 

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Julie Bisbee

Julie Bisbee
Director of Public Information and Outreach
405-521-4992
julieb@tset.ok.gov